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Archive for November 10th, 2011

Fobos-Grunt remains silent

November 10th, 2011 by

Efforts to rescue the Fobos-Grunt mission have so far turned out to be unsuccessful. Meanwhile, the spacecraft’s status is unknown.
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Thales Alenia Space to build four more satellites for O3b constellation

November 10th, 2011 by

Thales Alenia Space announced that it had signed a contract with O3b Networks Limited to deliver four more satellites for their Medium Earth Orbit constellation. These satellites are in addition to the eight already ordered from Thales Alenia Space.
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OHB Group financial results 9M 2011

November 10th, 2011 by

The OHB Group reported financial results for the first nine months of 2011.
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Earthly Orbit increases capacity on Ekspress AM44

November 10th, 2011 by

Russia’s national operator Russian Satellite Communications company (RSCC) signed a long-term contract with Earthly Orbit, a UK satellite solution provider, for capacity utilisation of the Russian Ekspress AM44 satellite.
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Which Satellite Television Providers Offer the Best Deal On Satellite Television

November 10th, 2011 by

The basic satellite TV deals from DirecTV and Dish Network are very similar – give or take a couple of dollars and a few channels. So the real question is which of the two providers has the absolute best deal for YOU. Which company will give you the most bang for your buck?
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